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Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 September 1942 (USA)
When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

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Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
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Kaethe Brahms
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Major Otto Baumeister
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Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards
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Flying Officer Jed Forrest
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Dr. Mather (as Albert Basserman)
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Preuss
Patrick O'Moore ...
Squadron Leader Lane-Ferris
Felix Basch ...
Hermann Brahms
Ilka Grüning ...
Frau Brahms (as Ilka Gruning)
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Frau Raeder (as Else Basserman)
Charles Irwin ...
Captain Coswick
Richard Fraser ...
Squadron Leader Clark
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Storyline

When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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26 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Fugitivos del infierno  »

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Trivia

When Ronald Reagan's character is awakened, he complains that in his dream he had a date with Ann Sheridan. Reagan had played opposite Sheridan three times including his two previous features, "Juke Girl" and "Kings Row." See more »

Goofs

While the men are walking through a swamp and Kirk is describing how much food he scrounged during the First World War, his words clearly don't match his lip movements. See more »

Quotes

Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes: We're going to be the first invasion to hit Germany since Napoleon.
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Connections

Referenced in The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey
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Humor, persecution and adventure.
30 April 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

A team of bomber pilots of the same are sent from England to bomb a German plant complex in the German border with Poland. They succeed in the mission but the plane is shot down. From there, they are caught, they flee and spend the film trying to escape and return to Britain, across the Dutch border, especially because he happened to have German papers of great importance, which must communicate to the controls allies.

It is an adventure film continued dynamism, with sudden shock of humor or jokes. With Errol Flynn making aviator Lieutenant English fluent German and Ronald Reagan playing an American aviator Lieutenant enlisted in the British air forces. Both make good interpretations, but Flynn is who moves all around the script.

It has some good special effects for those years, which earned it an Oscar nomination.


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